Mabie Todd Blackbird 5245 Lever Filler in silver pearl and black marble - Medium nib

Regular price £145.00

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Dating from the late 1940s, this is a Mabie Todd Blackbird 5045 Self-Filler in silver pearl and black marble with chrome trim. The pen measures 12.2cms capped

A similar 5045 model is shown as Pen 1 in Lambrou FPW p173

This is fitted with a 14k gold medium MT&Co Blackbird nib with good ink flow and some flex

This has been lightly used and is in good overall condition. The imprints on the section, cap top and barrel are all very crisp

This fills from an ink bottle using the lever on the side of the barrel and does not take cartridges. We have serviced the pen which includes fitting a new ink sac

Fountain pens from the 1920s to 1960s typically have a slightly heavier ink flow than most modern pens, and a supply of decent quality writing paper and blotting paper is recommended

Condition B/1m - (Ref 12877)

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We have fully serviced this pen which includes disassembling the pen and ultrasonically cleaning all the parts.  We then reassemble the pen and fit the correct size of new ink sac, check the ink flow and the smoothness of the nib.  We also check and adjust the tightness and positioning of the clip. 

This pen comes with our normal 12 month warranty.  We keep a detailed record of each customer's purchases so if you need to call us, we will have all the information here to answer any query